Hand and Foot Doctor
Hand and Foot Treatment in Tucker
It’s too easy to overlook the impact your hands and feet have on your ability to successfully go through your everyday routine.
From the moment you get out of bed to the time that you close your door at night, your hands and feet allow you to perform a large variety of actions that would otherwise be impossible to do, if it were not for their assistance.
Often, patients will approach our team of experienced Chiropractors about particular conditions that could have been prevented, had they not ignored some of the early signs that suggested the onset of painful and/or debilitating conditions.
Recognizing The Signs For Hand and Foot Pain
Because of how often you use your hands and feet on a daily basis, the tendons and ligaments that surround these areas can become easily worn down or damaged over time.
You literally use both extremities each and every day, usually for hours at a time. Often, the types of repetitive tasks you’re required to perform place excessive amounts of stress on your wrists, ankles, and knuckles.
This type of stress, when ignored or left untreated, can lead to acute pain or gradual degeneration within your bones and tendons.
If you participate in one or more of the following activities on a regular basis, your chances of experiencing some type of hand and/or feet pain in your life significantly increases:
- Job related activities
- Weight lifting.
Since your feet and hands consist of smaller sized bones, they can be damaged by the most trivial or basic actions. The slightest twist to your wrist in some type of awkward position, or accidentally rolling your ankle while walking through your house, can add significant stress to your soft tissue. In return, this can lead to pain, stiffness, and soreness.
Our Chiropractors specialize in assessing hand and foot pain. They address various related conditions on a daily basis and can create a customized treatment plan that relieves your pain, while also allowing you to maintain your normal way of life.
You may be developing some type of severe condition if you notice any tingling, numbness, pain, or some level of sensitivity within your wrists and hands.
If you are already experiencing one or more of these symptoms, the most important thing you can do for your health is to schedule an appointment with one of our Chiropractors right away.
Our team of doctors are specifically trained at providing particular adjustments that help restore mobility and functionality to your hands.
These adjustments help identify the specific location of any misalignment that’s causing you some type of irritation and/or pain, and remove all stress that has built up over time. By eliminating the stress that exists around the nerves, your doctor is able to successfully restore their abilities.
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
If you notice any burning or tingling sensations in your thumbs, index and/or ring fingers, you may be experiencing the early stages of this painful condition.
One of the more common misalignments our Chiropractors treat, Carpel Tunnel is the result of a gap that develops within the bones, causing them to cave in on themselves.
When this type of stress spreads to your knuckles, the development of painful arthritis is usually the outcome.
Our doctors can employ a number of techniques on your hands and fingers that help relieve immediate pain, restore mobility, and alleviate all of your symptoms.
Treating Wrist Pain
Your wrist comprises of eight specific small bones, which are known as carpals. Your carpals provide support to a specific tube that runs throughout your wrist, which is also known as the carpal tunnel.
This particular tube contains tendons and nerves, which are protected and held together by a specific ligament. Due to how sensitive and fragile your carpal tunnels are, repetitive motion can damage your wrists and create intense pain.
Repetitive activities like sewing or typing can cause bruising or swelling around your wrists, which are both early warning signs associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.
For those who have suffered some type of wrist fracture and are unsure, check to see if the joints around your wrists have become noticeably misaligned or immobile. If left untreated, wrist fractures can often lead to the development of Osteoporosis.
Common Causes of Wrist Pain
Any type of motion that is conducted through your hands on a regular basis is going to affect the health of your wrists.
If you notice any pain on the inner side of your wrist, that could be the sign that some type of damage was done to the tendons surrounding your wrist bones. If this is the case, try to gently move them in a controlled circular motion in order to help alleviate some of your pain.
Other popular causes of wrist pain include:
Your thumbs allow you to grip everyday objects that range from doorknobs to pens. Because of how often they are used throughout your day, your thumbs are often the first part of your hands that experience arthritis.
If you notice excessive swelling in your thumbs or that it’s becoming more difficult to move and flex them around, it is highly recommended that you visit a Chiropractor as soon as possible.
Treating Foot Pain
When your feet develop some type of painful condition, you will begin to notice just how much you take them for granted on a daily basis.
When your ankles, heels, or the bridge of your feet are in pain, getting Chiropractic treatment as soon as possible is the only way to restore complete mobility in your life.
If you notice any type of pain in your heels, you may be suffering from a condition that’s known as plantar fasciitis. This is when a band of tough tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes becomes inflamed or irritated over time. For most people who have plantar facilities, the height of their pain usually takes place in the morning, when they are first getting out of bed.
In order to address the symptoms associated with plantar facilities, it is recommended that you:
- Perform foot and heel muscles stretches.
- Allow your feet to rest.
- Purchase and wear shoes that provide solid arch support.
Spurs can easily develop as a result of wearing the wrong sized shoes, walking with some type of misaligned step, or from physical activities like running. People who are born with flat feet or have high arches are more likely to develop or experience heel spurs.
In order to treat them, you should schedule an appointment with one of our professional Chiropractors as soon as possible.
They can recommend a variety of simple solutions that include:
- Using/inserting some type of orthotic in your shoes.
- Using a cutout heel pad in your shoes.
- Resting your feet.
- Following through with physical therapy.
- Wearing shoes that fit properly and align with the structure of your feet.
If these methods do not effectively treat your condition, ask your Chiropractor about other medical options that exist and require more intensive action.
Most of our patients who are treated for heel fractures visit us after experiencing some type of high-impact injury related to a slip-and-fall or auto accident.
The most common symptoms associated with heel fractures are:
- Excessive bruising
- Significant swelling
- Intense pain
- Difficulty with walking.
Some of the ways that heel fractures can be treated include:
- Wrapping each heel with some type of cushion or pad.
- Wearing a splint.
- Adding a cast that protects the heel bone.
- Using crutches.
- Physical therapy.
- Surgery (if absolutely necessary).
Give Us A Call Today!
Scheduling an appointment with our Tucker Chiropractors is the first step toward completely alleviating your pain and restoring your health to the point where you can easily follow through with your everyday routine.
Our doctors have decades worth of experience treating various hand and feet condition and can offer you a specific plan that aligns with the unique characteristics of your aliment.
We are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have and can make sure that you are seen by your Chiropractor within the week.
You can call us at (404) 592-1186 or visit our “Contact” page to see our address.
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